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Posts from ‘March, 2010’

ConocoPhillips, Shell to expand Alaska drilling

REUTERS * Exploration can proceed after U.S. drilling expansion * Shell’s Odum says company can begin exploring in 2010 * Shell spent $2.1 billion for Chukchi Sea leases in 2008 * ConocoPhillips spent $506 million on leases By Kristen Hays HOUSTON, March 31 (Reuters) – Oil companies with their sights on drilling for oil off […]

Shell employees on go-slow over market exit report

Motorists queue at Shell station to get petrol. Photo/CHRIS OJOW By ZEDDY SAMBU Posted Thursday, April 1 2010 at 00:00 Kenya Shell employees on Thursday started a two-day go slow, protesting against lack of formal communication on reports that the firm was leaving the Kenyan market. The employees, who donned black and red outfits, prompted […]

$3.3 million penalty imposed on Shell for Clean Air Act violations

Los Angeles Times: Shell refineries reach Clean Air Act settlements By Associated Press March 31, 2010 | 12:02 p.m ST. ROSE, La. (AP) — Two Shell chemical companies have agreed to install $6 million in pollution reduction equipment at two petroleum refineries in Louisiana and Alabama and upgrade a terminal in Puerto Rico as part […]

Shell starts up its new Perdido Gulf of Mexico oil and gas platform

REUTERS HOUSTON, March 31 (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) on Wednesday started up its new Perdido oil and gas platform in the Gulf of Mexico, the world’s deepest offshore drilling and production facility. Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) Perdido, 100,000 barrels of oil per day, 200 million cubic feet per day of gas, the first […]

Shell still hopes to drill this year

AlaskaDispatch Rena Delbridge Mar 31, 2010 Royal Dutch Shell, which has spent several billion dollars trying to advance its offshore oil program off Alaska’s northern coast, heralded a decision by President Obama to allow exploration and drilling to continue. The decision takes Bristol Bay leases off the table and may not lead to additional Arctic […]

Shell To Pay $9.5 Million In Settling Clean Air Act Allegations

DOW JONES NEWSWIRES Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSA, RDSA.LN) has agreed to pay $3.5 million in penalties and spend an estimated $6 million to install pollution-reduction equipments at three U.S. refineries to reduce harmful air emissions. The equipment is intended to cut output of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides by more than 1,450 tons a […]

Shell, Total Chase ‘Impossible’ Sales in Race to Curb Refining

By Brian Swint and Brett Foley March 31 (Bloomberg) — Oil companies may struggle to unload their excess refining capacity in Europe this year as profits from turning crude into fuel stay depressed. Total SA, Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Chevron Corp. are seeking to sell refineries in Europe after the recession reduced demand. Eni […]

Royal Dutch Shell head spinning mismanagement

Peoples heads have been spinning so much from changes in the past 15 years they don’t even know what their job scope is anymore! Series of Shell Blog postings by “Uncle Tom” on Mar 30th, 2010 Shell Management . . . . . . In years past Shell looked at the long “cycles” in the […]

Essar to Decide on Shell Assets by June

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL MARCH 30, 2010 By AMOL SHARMA MUMBAI—Indian conglomerate Essar Group will decide by June whether to move forward with the purchase of three European oil refineries from Royal Dutch Shell PLC as part of its global expansion plans, the company’s chief executive said. The companies extended their exclusive talks in November […]

A case of good oil, but bad blood

Shell’s reputation was besmirched by the conduct of its New Zealand executives, whose court testimony Justice Wild rejected as unreliable. Last updated 09:32 26/03/2010 By NICK SMITH OPINION: Shell’s standing as a good New Zealand corporate citizen is on the line. It will be at least  three weeks before Todd Energy’s fascinating $274 million lawsuit […]

Greenpeace set to grill Royal Dutch Shell

28 March 2010 – Issue : 879 The Anglo-Dutch oil major Royal Dutch Shell Plc look set to be grilled again by environmental group Greenpeace. The latest action by Greenpeace would focus on their exploitation of Canadian oil sands, according to local media reports. Greenpeace reportedly plans to launch more short-term actions to disrupt production […]

Royal Dutch Shell Wikipedia Machinations

Shell is obsessed with our online activities, not only in relation to our website, but also my role as a Wikipedian originating and editing articles relating to Shell. I have noticed a suspicious correlation between Shell’s internal fretting about how to edit my Wikipedia contributions without being caught and editing undertaken during the same time […]

Shell exec has oilsands right

A clear example of what could be done right now is to address the plight of woodland caribou in the oilsands area, which are headed for extinction within 40 years unless a good portion of their habitat is protected and restored Edmonton Journal: March 29, 2010 2:13 AM How encouraging to have a former industry […]

Shell Is Still in Talks on Iraq Gas Development Plan

By Anthony Dipaola March 29 (Bloomberg) — Royal Dutch Shell Plc is still in talks on a final agreement to develop natural gas in Iraq, the Middle East vice president for new business said. “Iraq will become a regional player in the gas sector and an exporter to the region and the world,” Mounir Bouaziz […]